Women in the Wind
the Hoosierettes Chapter
I’ve only been riding for four years now. I didn’t grow up on motorcycles but I’ve always loved to do things that had a sense of adventure to them and were “not what a girl would do”. I fought industrial fires for 21 years and became an EMT also. I realized that emergency response gave me an adrenaline rush I really enjoyed. Riding a motorcycle is something I’ve always thought about but never acted on. I decided that since I was getting older that I needed to either learn to ride or forget about it. I took the ABATE course, not even knowing how to start a motorcycle and 3 days later I had my endorsement. I spent the first two years “getting comfortable” and only riding locally. Each year I go a little further. My first bike was a 2007 Yamaha V-star 650 custom. I realized that on a windy day I needed a little more horse power and weight under me. I traded that in 2 years ago for my current 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C50C.
I joined WITW to ride with other women riders and have more reasons to ride. I love the term “wind therapy”, it is working wonders for me. I plan to ride as long as I can. I’m looking forward to all the adventures that are just ahead!